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Date: 09/04/12 06:02 PM

22 Responses to Braun Vs. Apple [Pics]

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1277 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    Link: Braun Vs. Apple - Let`s see Apple go back in time and sue Braun.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    They are being sued by a knockoff company that stole the iphone 5 and released it BEFORE Apple in China.
    Karma`s a bitch Apple.
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    nokrull Male 18-29
    24 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    they are reaching on some of those comparisons
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    This is stupid. The only interesting thing I see is "T1000". Maybe the producers of Terminator 2 also stole from Braun
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    @Mikeoxsbiggg: did they patent it too before Apple? Otherwise not much of a case.

    On the other hand, what a douche behaviour that of Apple`s.
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    Not only are the designs similar, but their pricing structure for parts is astonishingly aligned. Braun charges $70 for a new foil for my shaver.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    I love trying to explain sh*t like this to Apple fanboys who insist that Steve Jobs was a god. The majority of Apple products/features come from stolen ideas. Steve Jobs even admitted it, almost bragging about it in a 1996 documentary called "Triumph of the Nerds"
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    Apple... expensive old things for people too young to remember !
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    Patent law is no different from any other tort law. The facts don`t matter; the law doesn`t matter; who had the best lawyers matters.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    Apple claimed they invented the rectangle...yep. At this point only a true moron would buy anything that POS company steals and then calls their own.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    I agree that some of the comparisons are a stretch. Really, the grill on a radio that most radios of that area used? And the calculator? I also note the glaring distinction that none of the products you compare were competing with each other for market share. AND, even if Braun had design patents, they would have expired by the time Apple possibly paid homage to them. There`s nothing wrong with admiring design and putting your spin on it. It`s when you materially copy every key aspect of it for the expressed purpose to steal customers away from the competition.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    Oh but Apple doesn`t copy anyone and can do no wrong.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    Braun should sue the fu*k out of apple.
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    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    I have to agree with Jamie76. Not to mention maltreatment of their labor force, and no competition in manufacturing, which stifles innovation. Apple needs to grow up or die off.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 12:54 am
    jamie76, another lost soul to the Samsung lawyer`s rhetoric. Somehow people believe judges and juries all over the world were fighting over who owns a patent for rectangles.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36875 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Nice spam, JXS.
    At least it`s differant from the chinese girlfriend purchase site.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 1:27 am
    "Somehow people believe judges and juries all over the world were fighting over who owns a patent for rectangles."
    No, no no. Rectangles with rounded edges. And button color. That makes all the difference on the rounded rectangles.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
    246 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 6:20 am
    Ok, here`s my two cents....

    aside from the ipod, all the product comparisons are of two products with two completely different purposes. Secondly, those Braun products are decades old. The patents are up and therefore designs and specs can both be copied without any legal issues.

    The thing with Samsung was that Apple`s patents were not up during Samsung`s copying.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 7:51 am
    I agree - of the above, only the iPod, and possibly the orange "=" key on the calculator, bears any similarity to the item it`s compared with. And even those have significant functional differences.
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    AltairWolfe Male 30-39
    20 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    I think it`s "supposed" to be sarcasm, so don`t take it so literally. Apple seems to want to sue anybody that dares even look similar to one of their own products. See HERE for a look at the reality of the ridiculous suit. I`m even more less likely to buy an Apple product now. I hope this wasn`t Steve`s intended legacy... see video clip from link above.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    September 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    I think braun should sue, this is a clear case
  22. Profile photo of Azaram
    Azaram Male 40-49
    130 posts
    September 6, 2012 at 7:52 am
    "We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas." -- Steve Jobs, Triumph of the Nerds (1996)

    "...until it means we can sue someone and make money off it." -- Apple now.

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